Josh Rosen takes on the NFL … and his critics

8:00 AM ET This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Apr. 23 NEXT Issue. Subscribe today! "That's just not me," Josh Rosen says of the designer labels on offer for his recent photo shoot for this story. Nah, the ex-UCLA signal-caller and projected first-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft...

Finally, an optimistic forecast for American tennis in 2018

12:50 PM ET Peter BodoTennis Close Peter Bodo has been covering tennis for over 35 years, mostly recently for ESPN. He is a former WTA Writer of the Year and the author of numerous books, including the classic "The Courts of Babylon" and the New York Times bestseller (with Pete...

Fiction: Real Estate, Parking and Violence: A Novel of New York

Photo Anna Quindlen Credit Maria Krovatin ALTERNATE SIDEBy Anna Quindlen284 pp. Random House. $28. In real estate, there’s more than a semantic difference between a dead end and a cul-de-sac. A dead end can be a trap; a block that stops at an inaccessible barrier, backing up to a park...

Trust: ‘Trust’ Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Don’t Mess With Texas

She’s defending him against Lang, who displays no likable qualities and blames Paul’s predicament on Paul himself. “He’s been kicked out of every school he’s ever been to,” Lang complains. “Drinks, takes drugs, lives in a squat with God knows who.” (The answer is Paul’s girlfriend, her twin sister and...

New Zealand v England: Visitors have good chance of Test win – Jonny Bairstow

England set New Zealand 382 to win the second Test and claim the series 2-0England have a good chance of ending their winter with a Test victory against New Zealand, says wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.The visitors set New Zealand 382 to win the second Test at Hagley Oval with a day...

Commonwealth Games: Statham’s diving display, face plants & more Commonwealth classics

Before the 2018 Commonwealth Games, BBC Sport picks out some classic moments from previous events including Hollywood actor Jason Statham's diving display in 1990.READ MORE: Commonwealth Games: BBC Sport's live coverage on TV, radio & onlineAvailable to UK users only.

Miami Open: Sloane Stephens beats Jelena Ostapenko to win first title since US Open

Sloane Stephens has now won six WTA titles and has never lost in a finalUS Open champion Sloane Stephens beat Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 to win her first Miami Open title.American Stephens looked tense at the start and there were eight breaks of serve in the first set...

Australian ball-tampering: Steve Smith, David Warner & Cameron Bancroft punishments ‘too harsh’

From ball-tampering to bans and tears: how Australia's week evolvedThe ball-tampering bans given to Australia trio Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft contain "glaring anomalies", according to the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA).Captain Smith and his deputy Warner were stripped of their positions and banned for a year by Cricket...

Dan Weiss’s Starebaby Mines the Loud Ground Where Jazz and Metal Meet

In January, an audience at the New School was treated to a surprising sonic shift: placid jazz quickly evolving into punishing metal. The instrumental quintet Starebaby began performing “The Memory of My Memory” in ballad mode, easing into a swaying, dreamlike melody. But before long, the tempo started to stutter...